So lately I've heard everyone going absolutely bonkers about this whole Net Neutrality issue. For those of you who aren't aware of it, you can get more information about it at http://www.savetheinternet.com.
Call me naive, but this doesn't worry me as much it seems to be worrying others? Why, you may ask? Because free market capitalism has an overwhelming capacity to remedy its problems through competition. As one smart man put it "the day that telecoms start insisting people charge fees for 'premium access...' is the day that smart companies will absolutely decimate those telecoms in the marketplace."
Companies like Google, Amazon, Skype, Earthlink and others are absolutely huge. Even if the COPE act is passed, do you honestly believe that companies which support Net Neutrality won't become ISPs and openly offer net-neutral surfing as one of their primary features? A COPE internet service provider which had to compete against others which offered free and open services would be absolutely decimated, and that is where capitalism would solve the problem on its own.
Well, I'm done ranting for now. Gonna go back to bed. I've come down with a serious case of strep throat, so I need all the rest I can get. Wish me a speedy recovery, everyone.